Making a Barn Wood Art Block

I wanted to share how one of my favorite products from the studio are made – our Barn Wood Art Blocks! I love that my hubby and I are both part of the creation 🙂 Jason uses leftover slabs of barn board from his frames and attaches them to the sides of a solid block of […]

“20/20” – As an Owl Sees

I titled this beautiful Barn Owl, my latest painting, “20/20” – As an Owl Sees, not only for the obvious reason that birds of prey have excellent vision, but also because of what I’m personally coming to realize. At the time I write this post, we humans, as a collective whole, have never in recent […]

Cultivate Calm – Coloring Sheets

For moments when you crave tranquility, turn to creativity… Download and print out a coloring sheet – my Steller’s Jay bird or my Hummingbirds (both from my paintings!) Develop greater mindfulness, relax into reflection, and cultivate calm! (Alternative idea: print image onto watercolor paper and take out some brushes!) Share your work with others and […]

Appreciating the Process

If I were asked what my biggest lesson from being an artist has been so far, I would undoubtedly say, “Recognizing that everything, without exception, has a process.” I’ve come to realize that everything has its own process, which inherently depends on the fulfillment of unique actionable steps to produce a specific outcome. Whether it’s doing a load […]

The Evolution of a Painting: “Rouge the Fox”

Right from the beginning of my painting journey, I have taken progress photos of the various stages of every piece of artwork to capture the process and evolution of my subject along its way to completion. I like to think of this mini photo documentation diary as ‘The Evolution of a Painting’. It’s not only fun to […]